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Re: The best method for creating Video online


From: Owens, Parker
Date: Sep 17, 2009 1:00PM

It looks to me they generated an actual video of a person signing with ASL for each paragraph. As far as I know, there is no way to generate ASL from text, if that is what you are asking. The syntax of ASL is significantly different, although I know it has been tried. As far as the speed of downloading and displaying video, that is more a bandwidth issue. If someone has a modem, it may take a long time to download no matter what you do.

If you want to have an ASL lecture, and a text lecture, it might be wise to have the ASL lecture video be available for download. That way someone can download it first, then watch the video.

Parker Owens
AT /Web Accessibility
Eastern Kentucky University
(859) 622-2743

-----Original Message-----
From: ShannonVanI [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 2:17 PM
Subject: [WebAIM] The best method for creating Video online

Hello Technical Genius ,

Could I please ask your assistance? I am a student studying Instructional
design. In short, I design *online* courses. I'm a huge supporter of
Universal Instructional Design, but I'm hitting some road blocks on the
"technology end" simply because I'm more of a writer than a Technical Genius
(programmer). My greatest challenge at this point is making my courses ASL
accessible. When I visit this site from the Canadian Hearing Society

I can access the ASL feature and up comes a gentleman who speaks the
paragraph in ASL. It takes about 3 minutes for me to see him in full
communication for one paragraph of writing. This is not good for a course.
(I don't think it's good at all for that matter.) Yet, I can click on a
YouTube video and see a video in seconds. Can you advise the best means of
online technology use *that is asynchronous* (accessible whenever one
chooses) that would allow a student to simply click on an ASL interface to
access a person ASLing the text in my online course and get immediate
results. Video seems like the best solution. But it can take forever to see
or simply seconds. What's the catch? What is the best method/tool/tech for
putting video online so that downloads are fast and not choppy?

I *deeply appreciate* any assistance you can provide.


Shannon VI